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  • n  area around the altar of a church for the clergy and choir; often enclosed by a lattice or railing

  • But before his program was over, small groups had tiptoed up to the chancel to watch his hands fly over the four manuals (keyboards), and his patent-leather pumps dance over the .
  • A mixed congregation of 600 gazed in interested bewilderment at a slim, bare-foot girl in the chancel.
  • British and American flags hung side by side in the chancel last week, and another old Virginian, Lady Astor, helped to inaugurate it as "a symbolic shrine of Anglo-American .

  • Arthur Conan Doyle in Independent
    The body may lie in mouldering chancel,Conan Doyle concludes, "or in crumbling vault, but the rumour of noble lives, the record of valour and truth, can never die, but lives on in the soul of the people."

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